Saudi F-15 crashes in territorial waters

Dec. 3, 2012 at 7:37 AM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 jet crashed into territorial seawaters off Saudi Arabia Monday and a search for the pilot was under way, officials said.

The jet, manned by Pilot Officer Fahad Bin Faleh al-Msarir of King Abdulaziz Air Base, was on a training mission when the crash occurred, the Saudi Ministry of Defense said.

Rescuers were searching for al-Msarir, and a technical team was formed to investigate the cause of the accident, the Kuwait News Agency KUNA reported.

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